Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi told Famitsu magazine of Japan that he expects Gran Turismo 5 to launch by next summer.

Gamers will get an appetizer of sorts as Sony readies the release of Gran Turismo 5 Prologue this October. The teaser game is expected as a download from the PlayStation Store and will be similar in play to a classic Gran Turismo experience as opposed to the stripped-down Gran Turismo HD released last December.

Prologue will include about 40 cars and four courses with eight different layouts. It will also feature an online mode and is expected for a worldwide launch sometime in October.